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Google Arts & Culture

Google Cultural Institute, founded in 2011, offers cultural heritage intuitions an opportunity to share their amazing collections with the world. In turn the user is given an opportunity to explore collections they might not be able to access otherwise; but also, to experience the collections in a way that is not better than seeing them in person, but different.

I encourage you to first check out this TED talk given by Amit Sood, director of Google’s Cultural Institute and Art Project. And then explore Google Arts & Culture yourself.


Introducing: Allison Smith

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Job title:  Acquisitions & Administrative Assistant

Location in Library: Floor 2

Tell us what you do in 50 words or less:

I manage serials collections and administrative and financial support services for Academic Resources.

Choose one service that your department provides that you most want the Wheelock community to be aware of:

If you think there is something we ought to have in our collection let us know!

What is a typical work day like for you?

I’m generally processing serials, ordering and receiving books, and giving directions to lost students since my desk is right by the stairwell.

What is your favorite website?

Probably MotherJones.  I’m also on Goodreads a lot (unsurprisingly).

What is your favorite book in the Wheelock Library collection?

I’m a serial reader. One installment just isn’t enough. I love to read stories that go on for books and books. I can’t imagine that a series could ever replace Harry Potter as my all-time favorite.

When I’m not at work, you can find me…

Wandering the Impressionism Gallery at the MFA, drawing or painting in my tiny apartment, or relaxing with a good book and my two lazy cats.


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WINNER: Pumpkin Decorating Contest

And the winner is…

*drum roll*

IT & CAMPUS SERVICES!

 “The Three Little Pumpkins and the Big Bad Gourd”

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Congratulations to the IT & Campus Services departments. This is their second consecutive pumpkin contest win! This year’s voting results were SO close, and all submissions deserve a huge round of applause. Make sure to join in the fun next October to see if you can out-craft the reigning champions.


VOTE: Pumpkin Decorating Contest

It’s time to VOTE for your favorite entry in this years’ Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Check out the large display case on the first floor of the library to see all the contest entries. Then stop by the library service desk to vote for your favorite!

The last day to vote is Sunday, October 30th. When you vote, you’ll have a chance to enter a raffle to win a Halloween goody bag. The winners of both the Pumpkin Decorating Contest and the raffle will be announced the next day on Halloween!

Here’s a look at this year’s contest entries. This year’s theme was “Fairy Tales”.

1.) Frozen / The Snow Queen

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2.) The Three Little Pigs (1st Interpretation)

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3.) The Three Little Pigs (2nd Interpretation)

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4.) Hansel and Gretel

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5.) Alice in Wonderland

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6.) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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